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2021 so far: A recap of the most explosive news in showbiz this year

2021 is indeed a year of revelations!

Patricia Matalog
Patricia Matalog

7/9/2021 in News
2021 so far: A recap of the most explosive news in showbiz this year

We're officially in the second half of 2021!

Since we're still stuck in quarantine, the internet remained to be our best friend and kept us company. News became our source of updates and even entertainment, and some of the things that happened are just as messy as it could get.

And as a recap, we rounded up some of the showbiz news that had us shocked and amused for the past six months:

Meryll Soriano and Joem Bascon introduce son Guido



Meryll and Joem had two revelations on New Year's Day: they went Instagram official about their rekindled relationship and they introduced their son Guido.

Alex Gonzaga reveals she's married



While it wasn't surprising that Alex had finally tied the knot with Mikee Morada, she revealed on her birthday last January that she's been married since November 2020 — and none of us knew! The ceremony took place at the Gonzaga residence in Taytay.

Janella Salvador introduces son with Markus Paterson



Janella revealed through a pregnancy vlog last January that she and her boyfriend Markus welcomed their first child last October. Janella documented her whole pregnancy in the video, from her regular checkups to maternity shoot, up to when she finally gave birth.

Read related article: Janella Salvador releases her pregnancy journey vlog

Ellen Adarna and Derek Ramsay confirm relationship, announce engagement



In February, one month after rumors about them dating first circulated in January, Ellen and Derek finally confirmed they are in a relationship. A month later, Derek proposed to Ellen a few days before her birthday. They are now planning their wedding.

Gerald Anderson confirms his relationship with Julia Barretto



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In a tell-all interview with Boy Abunda, Gerald confirmed that he is "very happy" with his relationship with the actress. Gerald also denied the allegations in the interview that he ghosted his ex Bea Alonzo.

See related story: IT’S OFFICIAL: Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto are a couple

Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano tie the knot



Jessy and Luis actually tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Batangas last February, but only announced it in April. The couple kept their wedding simple and clean, with only their closest family members and friends as guests.

Janine Gutierrez, Sunshine Dizon officially become Kapamilya





Janine officially signed with Star Magic in January this year, while Sunshine transferred last May. The two will star in the upcoming teleserye "Marry Me, Marry You" which marks their first show as Kapamilya.

'He's Into Her' finally released

After two years of waiting, fans finally got to witness the adaptation of the best-selling Precious Pages novel of the same title starring Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano. The series broke records as it ranked first on iWantTFC's top 10 most-watched shows with its release, and even landed on sixth of The Wit's Top 10 Social Wit List for May.

Read related article: 'He's Into Her' lands in The Wit's Top 10 Social Wit List for May

Maris Racal confirms relationship with Rico Blanco



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Rumors about the two dating first circulated last March when Maris greeted the former Rivermaya frontman on his birthday with a sweet video of them singing together. Two months later, Maris confirmed that they are indeed together and gushed about how everything comes "naturally" between them.

Read related article: 'I think it's very obvious:' Maris Racal speaks up about relationship with Rico Blanco 

Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III passes away



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The former president's siblings confirmed the passing of their brother in a press interview last June 24 due to renal disease secondary to diabetes. He was 61.

See related story: Former president Noynoy Aquino dies

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